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NORD 4.0 READY: Drive technology for automated production in the age of IIoT

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article image Intelligent drive systems autonomously control simple as well as complex applications and supply high-quality data to higher-level control systems

World-leading German manufacturer NORD Drivesystems announces the release of the label ‘NORD 4.0 READY’, providing scalable electrical drive systems and software to cover the full spectrum of tasks from simple actuators to complex networked systems.

Machine and plant designs functioning within the German ‘Industrie 4.0’ framework and the similar concept of ‘Industrial Internet of Things’ require smart drive technology with high flexibility and functionality. In addition to being seamlessly integrated into communication networks, the drives must also ensure efficient data processing, and support modular, decentralised control concepts. The ‘NORD 4.0 READY’ label has been launched to meet these requirements.

NORD offers low-maintenance and versatile distributed drive controllers up to 22 kW for synchronous and induction motors, covering many industrial applications. Featuring powerful processors plus an onboard PLC, the frequency inverters can handle complex control processes, autonomously respond to process conditions, and even resolve malfunctions. The inverter PLC processes data from connected sensors and actuators and supplies high-quality drive and application-related data to the control room and other network nodes.

Drive units can form groups for certain tasks, for instance, to synchronise speed or positions. Pre-defined parameter sets for hundreds of commonly required functions including the PLC open motion control modules facilitate application development.

As a manufacturer of full-scale drive systems, NORD offers inverters as well as motors and gear units. Drive systems can be supplied for entire plants around the world, assembled and parameterised ready for use, with standardised plug-in cable connections for time-saving commissioning.

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